International Economics - ECON8030
This module is designed for students with interests in both international economics and development economics. It aims to discuss some of the fundamental models (and their extensions) in international economics and link them to the growth and development process of regions and countries. Throughout this module we provide you with the analytical tools and theoretical knowledge necessary to understand these links. We also focus on both the theoretical foundations and extensions of trade theory and the empirical evidence available to the current theoretical debates. The first part of the module is devoted to the foundations of trade theory and it is the basic building block of the module. The rest of the module deals with trade policy, trade liberalisation and long run growth, factor movements as well as economic geography and regional trade agreements and their implication for global free trade.
Private Study: 120
Contact Hours: 30
Compulsory to the following courses:
• MSc Economics
• MSc Development Economics
Optional to the following courses:
• MSc Economics and Econometrics
• MSc Financial Economics
Method of assessment
Essay (2,000 words) (20%)
Examination (2 hours) (80%)
Reassessment: 100% exam
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See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Develop strong ability to construct logical economic arguments related to international economics
2 Acquire comprehensive skills to relate empirical evidence to the relevant theory in international economics
3 Become familiar with rigorous tools of theoretical analysis and empirical modelling used in international economics, present economic arguments by a variety of methods.
Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
- ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
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